R&D or Not?
A client that is a Spa owner, is interviewing for another massage therapist for her practice. She booked a massage with the perspective massage therapist as an interview and the owner is wondering if paying them the massage fee can be considered Research & Development. By her taking on this new therapist she would be expanding her availability of services but I'm also thinking the amount is not significant to call it R&D but wasn't sure if that would even be a factor to consider. Or should she keep it simple and categorize as office expense.
Any help the community can offer is appreciated.