Editor’s note: What’s working for one entrepreneur could work for you and your company. Justin Beard, founder of Raleigh-based SnapYeti, writes at ExitEvent about the advantages of using email to regularly update partners and your network. ExitEvent is a news partner of WRAL TechWire. 

RALEIGH, N.C. - Fellow Startups,

I wanted to share something with you that has been working for me. Over the past year, I have been making connections with potential investors, advisors, mentors and people who can connect me with people I need to connect with. I am sure you all have been doing the same.

When GROUNDFLOOR launched, Brian Dally sent out a great email to his network about the company, where it was heading and how his network could help. At the GROUNDFLOOR launch party, I was chatting with CED’s Jay Bigelow and I brought it up. He had received the same email. He said something that stuck with me… “That was a veteran move.”

I decided I would create a monthly update for my network. I stumbled along the first few months, but now I think I have a winning template that has been getting me a ton of support.

The full post can be found at ExitEvent.