Research your targeted industry. Identify a need. Write a comprehensive business plan detailing how you will fill that need better than anyone else. Tell a compelling story. Raise the needed funds.
Report Bob's answer
First, you will need a thorough business plan which should talk about your exeprience in the field that you are trying to get started in. No experience? Seed money will be very hard to come by......... but don't give up. Start thinking "angel investment." Location will play a crucial role in getting your business off the ground. No one will invest in an ice cream shop in Alaska.
Report Steve's answer
Smartzone seems like a good group that you've partnered with. I hope they would be able to assist you to write a business plan and apply for some grants.
In terms of grants you may want to look at these sites:
Marketing is very important for the growth of your business as well so you need to invest in that from the beginning.
I would appreciate feedback on how useful you found this reply and what you decided to do.