When you hear people talking about sales goals, they’re almost always referring to gross sales. “I want to do $500,000 in revenues. I want my company to grow to $1 million, $10 million, etc.”
But which is more important, sales or profits? Shouldn’t the goal be to increase profits? The money you keep after paying your expenses? Doubling your revenues doesn’t equate to doubling your profits, does it? In many cases quite the opposite happens. Sales may increase, but the profits lag far behind.