Business Owners' Top Ten Tips for a Truly Relaxing Business Vacation

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If you own a business, discover how to combine business with relaxation so your next vacation is a legitimately tax-deductible business trip. Tips from Marcia Yudkin, creator of the course, TAKE YOUR BUSINESS ON THE ROAD. Find out about the course at


  • 1. Business Owners Top Ten Tips for a Truly Relaxing Business Vacation
  • 2. by Marcia Yudkin
  • 3. 1. Own a business? Heres how to enjoy time away from home so you can unwind, with just enough business activities scheduled to make your trip tax-deductible.
  • 4. 2. Meet IRS rules for deductibility by having a legitimate business reason why your presence is required at your vacation destination, but with the bulk of each day spent relaxing or sightseeing.
  • 5. 3. Dont take incoming calls on your cellphone during your business vacation. Let them go to voice mail and return the calls once a day (if necessary).
  • 6. 4. The same for email: Check it no more than once or twice a day. Remember that even if an emergency arises back at the office, you can still deal with it on that timetable.
  • 7. 5. Forget about trying to write blog posts, newsletters, Facebook updates or sales pitches while you are away. These require too much mental effort and interfere with unwinding.
  • 8. 6. At your destination (or along the road, if its a road trip), do at least one unplanned activity a day. Spontaneously pick a town, shopping area or nature spot to explore.
  • 9. 7. Have a flexible daily spending budget so if you overspend one day you can spend less another day and not stress out.
  • 10. 8. Unless photography is an energizing hobby for you, dont feel the need to capture a shot of every amazing moment. Collect experiences or stories instead.
  • 11. 9. Try to pay for everything by debit or credit card, so you can easily categorize and total up your expenses for the trip.
  • 12. 10. Days spent traveling to and from a business destination are tax deductible, and youre allowed to drive there slowly, with a reasonable number of stops along the way.
  • 13. Consult your tax advisor on anything related to taxes, of course!
  • 14. Intrigued by the idea of a taxdeductible business trip?
  • 15. Check out my Udemy course, Take Your Business on the Road, with $10 off from this link:
  • 16. Happy business travels!
  • 17. Marcia Yudkin @marciasmantras