Retiring Business Owner

My business has been my life.

My business has been growing. It has been one of my life’s passions and I’ve worked hard and long to do it.  Now, I want to implement a plan to sell it and retire.  My sales proceeds should provide me with enough money to retire quite well.  I’d also like to consider giving away some of the money but I don’t know the best way to structure a gift.  Most importantly, I’d like to create a legacy to take care of the next generation.

How do I manage the proceeds from selling my business to create the future I desire?