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Always play to your strengths and make it be about them (not you). Be prepared to discuss why going with a small firm gives them an advantage. (like Shawn said ... excellent answer)
I recommend http://websupportteam.com/ for small projects. They provide quick turnaround and excellent customer service. I have used this service for a couple of years and will only add that you must provide very specific instructions.
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Some great answers here. I would also add that you could spend some time on https://angel.co/ to research compensation vs equity at other startups, and perhaps begin to build a community of entrepreneurs and mentors.