What are the types of financing you are hoping to get for your company?
Questions you should answer within your business plan:
Banks- The entrepreneurial class was told to form a personal relationship with their bank, or think about getting a different bank. Talk to your bank and see what they can do for you.
Angels- talk to friends and family to see if they know anyone. Two possible guides- How to Find an Angel Investor & Solutions for the Startup Funding Problem, but most of these funds want an introduction rather than a cold call.
Venture Capital Firms- Like Angels, getting introduced is best. Be prepared to submit a complete business plan.
Government Grants- "An award of financial assistance in the form of money by the federal government to an eligible grantee with no expectation that the funds will be paid back."- http://www.entrepreneur.com/encyclopedia/government-grants