The ZipBooks Small Businesses to Watch award recognizes small businesses displaying innovation and leadership in financial and business practices.

Tyler, Texas — ZipBooks is proud to recognize Once Upon A Pool as a ZipBooks Small Business to Watch for August 2017. Once Upon A Pool was selected across all small businesses using the ZipBooks platform.

Once Upon A Pool, founded in 2015, provides swimming pool maintenance and repair work to east Texas. Their maintenance program offers a weekly cleaning, check and addition of chemicals, brush, and backwash so that all their customers have to worry about is enjoying their pool.

“We bring family time home again,” Joshua Blythe, founder of Once Upon A Pool explains, “In 2015, I started Once Upon A Pool with a $5k loan from my Pops. He saw my dream and believed in me.”

Discussing the winners of the Small Businesses to Watch, Jaren Nichols, COO at ZipBooks, noted, “When a company has obsessively loyal customers or never has unpaid invoices, they seem to be doing something right. We should celebrate and learn from these companies.”

Using its research and data, ZipBooks looks for ways small business owners can get paid faster, improve customer retention and tackle other operational problems. “When ZipBooks shows business owners how they measure against their peers,” Jaren commented, “we use the same research and technology to identify businesses that are ahead of the curve—the true inventors of best practices.”

  • Once Upon A Pool

    Once Upon A Pool provides swimming pool maintenance and repair work. They visit client's once a week to clean, check and add chemicals, brush and backwash so that all their customers have to worry about is enjoying their pool. 


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