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Trippin' Out

No kidding: IRS-approved vacations

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This story appears in the November 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

You need a vacation--and don't tell us you haven't got the time or the money. That's because we're going to show you what seasoned, smart entrepreneurs know: Often, a reviving holiday can be had in a place where you're apt to meet other businesspeople who can help grow your business. Which means the vacation just might qualify as a tax deduction, too. Sound tasty? Read on.

A proven, shrewd way to combine travel with valuable networking is to attend a trade show in an exotic locale. Where to find trade shows? Let your mouse do the searching at ExpoGuide (http://www.expoguide.com) and Exhibitions 'Round The World (http://www.exhibitions-world.com). Both sites allow for fast searching by industry or region, as well as voluminous lists with plentiful shows worldwide.

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