As the percentage of the U.S. workforce made up of freelancers and “solopreneurs” continues to grow, the number of coworking spaces where these professionals can work has increased exponentially. Coworking spaces give freelancers the opportunity to get work done outside the house, connect with peers, and meet with clients in a professional environment. Cobot is a web-based platform that the owners and managers of coworking spaces can use to run their businesses more efficiently.
Add your space to Cobot and start unloading common management tasks, like calendar booking and payment processing, onto the system. Each of the coworkers at your space (known as “members”) should have his or her own Cobot account. Clicking on a member’s name brings up a full profile, including a photo and contact information. You can see the member’s next invoicing date, along with an outstanding charges from the current billing period. You can also see any reservations the member has made in your Booking Calendar. The Booking Calendar allows you to manage large resources, like meeting rooms, lockers, and large screens. The charges for any resources that clients reserve through the Cobot Booking Calendar show up on their invoices automatically. Cobot uses WiFi integration to enforce time limits on resources, and offers tools that members can use to buy additional time passes online, when necessary.
Cobot offers a number of analysis features that can provide managers with insight into how their coworking spaces are performing. Users can review member attendance by day, plan utilizations (the culmination of the average visits per member and plan), and membership trends. Managers can also accept monthly payments from their members via credit card or Paypal.
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Hi Stephanie, great review, thanks! I work for Cobot and wanted to make a correction though – our founder is Alexander Lang, Angel Kwiatkowski is a customer and friend who wrote some reviews about us.
Thanks in advance for the update and let me know if you have any questions i can be of help with!
Cheers, and wish you a great 2014