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Daily deal sites seem to be popping up like… daily. So here’s another one.

Concord, Massachusetts-based RapidBuyr ( today launched a daily deal site that caters exclusively to small and mid-sized businesses (SMB), offering deep discounts of around 30 to 70-percent on products and services such as hardware, software, web development & design, IT outsourcing, marketing, meetings, staffing assistance, SaaS and cloud offerings, peripherals, information subscriptions, office furniture and equipment, local services, travel and sporting and business events.

It has also teamed up with American City Business Journals (ACBJ) to offer, in the coming weeks, local daily deals in at least 40 cities in an exclusive tie-up. ACBJ will power RapidBuyr’s regional rollout, enabling the company to reach a highly targeted business audience and will place the RapidBuyr e-commerce service on each of its 40 web sites where eight million unique SMB/B2B users visit monthly.  In addition, ACBJ will promote the co-branded daily deals across its network of weekly business journals, newsletters, and other subscriber communications, while its regional staff will source inventory for local deals.

“The daily deal approach has been tremendously successful in the consumer market, but thus far the few attempts to extend it for a business audience have been disappointing.  Today, that changes,” says Tom Aley, president & CEO of RapidBuyr.  “With the extensive and established ACBJ network behind us, RapidBuyr will provide businesses with reliable, vetted and highly discounted products and services — helping them to reduce costs without risking quality.”

“RapidBuyr’s fresh approach to the daily deal marketplace makes it an ideal partner for us in our relentless efforts to provide value and innovation to our readers and their businesses,” stated Whitney Shaw, CEO of American City Business Journals .  “The RapidBuyr team deeply understands the SMB market and together, we look forward to providing additional information, tools and resources to our audiences that ultimately helps make their businesses more successful.”

Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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