I have been an entrepreneur my whole life. It started as a kid selling hand-made greeting cards to my family. In Junior High I bought collectible cards in bulk and re-sold them to my friends. Then I learned how to make websites, and it's been pretty much a long chain of building products ever since then.
I worked at a wonderful ad agency in Minneapolis for 8 years and enjoyed the people and work there. I learned a lot. But after my first daughter was born I needed some more flexibility in my schedule and started freelancing full time doing web design and development. Gradually I've started making more complex web applications for my clients.
I started Simple Estimate after seeing the challenges that creative agencies have with the estimating process. One of the project managers I worked with showed me a simple tool that just allowed you to click a plus button to add a new line item. It didn't even save anything! She thought it was amazing compared to the Excel sheet we used in the office. I started Simple Estimate to allow project managers to create (and save) their estimates and it has grown from there.
Simple Estimate is a labor of love that I have worked on for years. I hope you find the tool useful and I would be happy to answer your questions and hear how the tool could be improved.
Thanks for supporting me and solo founders everywhere,