A buyer will want up-to-date financial information. If you use accountants, you can work with them on making current information available. If you are using a lawyer, make sure they are familiar with the business closing process and the laws of your particular province. You might also ask if their schedule will allow them to participate in the closing on very short notice. If you and the buyer want to close the sale quickly, usually within a few weeks, unless there is an alcohol or other license involved that might delay things, you don’t want to wait until the lawyer can make the time to prepare the documents or attend the closing. Time is of the essence in any business sale transaction. The failure to close on schedule permits the buyer to reconsider or make changes in the original proposal.