Business development entails tasks and processes to develop and implement growth opportunities within and between organizations.
It is a subset of the fields of business, commerce and organizational theory.
Sales managers lead a team of sales professionals for a company. They direct the team's focus, set goals, look at data, motivate and help create training opportunities.
Sales managers work with large profile customers or with customer complaints, analyze budgets, and determine ways to streamline and improve the sales process.
In some capacities, sales managers will set prices, sales and deals, and analyze current trends to set future sales goals.
Sales managers might work with a local team, or in a larger, regional capacity.