Inc. magazine recently ran a series of articles discussing some of the major issues involved in the sale of a business. The series gave a basic overview and also provided some practical strategies and checklists that can be used throughout the sale and closing process. You might find this series interesting if you are thinking about buying or selling a business.
Their first installment, which you can read here, provides a basic overview of the purchase agreement.
Their second installment, which is here, addresses the financing and tax implications of selling a business.
Their third installment, which is here, gives tips on how to negotiate so that your final agreement includes terms that you like.
Their fourth installment, which is here, provides a checklist for a smooth closing.
Their final installment, which just came out today and is here, addresses the multiple issues that remain to be resolved after the deal is completed.