Developing a plan that will introduce you to foreign investors and their brokers, attorneys, or other professionals locally or overseas is the best way to create a favorable environment for working with foreign investors. Trade associations, foreign chambers of commerce, consulate offices, and other groups exist in which these kinds of interaction can occur over time. The time to work on these relationships is now, before a deal is at hand. By doing so, you and your foreign investor partner or client can be poised to strike when the time is right, rather than having to complete negotiations with each other first.