Eight Key Steps to Selling Your Business

This article from Nolo suggests following these steps for making the process of selling a small or midsize business go smoothly:

1. Determine a Realistic Price Range
2. Understand the Tax Consequences
3. Prepare for a Sale
4. Seek Potential Buyers
5. Negotiate Your Deal
6. Sign a Sales Agreement
7. Plan for the Closing
8. File Paperwork With the IRS

Via Small Business CEO