Let me bring you up to speed...
There is a meeting for the New England Modern Quilt Guild this coming Saturday, May 1st in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Portsmouth is 2 hours away and the meeting is at 3 in the afternoon and I reeeaaalllyyy want to go.
I need to get my business associate (Mom) to give me the afternoon off.
If you see her, will you put in a good word for me?
Here, I will give you some phrases for ammunition:
"Rhea never takes the day off..."
"Rhea works so hard..."
"Rhea just worked a half day on her last day off, so you could call it evens..."
"Pleeeaaassse, Moooommmm... I promise I'll never ask for anything ever again...."
(Probably that one'll only work if you are me)
Anyways, keep your fingers crossed that it all works out.
I will let you know what my business associate decides...
You're not technically taking the day off if you are representing your business at a trade association, i.e. the NE quilt guild. You will be networking with other potential customers, especially those who might order online and getting fresh ideas to bring to your shop. If you happen to enjoy the activity, that's a bonus, but I would say this is work related, and you should have no guilt in asking for coverage to go. Oh, and chalk up your mileage, materials, etc. as a marketing expense.
I completely agree...this is a networking function :-) and should be treated as a business "meeting". I'll back you up
Definitely business, and definitely deductible. Now, for me, it would have nothing to do with business, LOL! I really want to go too, but my inlaws are coming in a short 8 days, and I need to finish painting the guest bedroom before they arrive or my husband is going to be very unhappy.
oh my gosh, May!
I knew I should have hired you when I had the chance!
You can be my PR rep anytime!
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