Financial planning is often something that a lot of painting contractors overlook. It’s important that you work very closely with an accountant. Whether its CPA or a QuickBooks Pro advisor. You need someone who understands what you are trying to accomplish in your painting business and someone who is willing to sit down with you on a monthly basis to review key metrics of your business. They will show the key areas that you need to look at and evaluate in order to make sure that your company is being profitable.