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8 Small Businesses to Support in SoCal, Arizona, and Massachusetts

We’ve asked GoCo employees across the country to list some of their most beloved small businesses. Here are Becca's picks!

by Becca Pizzello, Senior Product Manager @ GoCo - May 2nd, 2024


To celebrate Small Business Week (April 28-May 4), we’ve asked GoCo employees across the country to list some of their most beloved small businesses. 

Today, we have Becca Pizzello, Senior Product Manager at GoCo. Check out her small business recommendations in California, Arizona, Massachusetts, and beyond below!

1. Best Spot for Your Mind, Body, & Soul: The Moon + The Mat

Address: 73552 Twentynine Palms Hwy Suite #3, Twentynine Palms, California 92277  

(Virtual classes and sessions available)


“Discover serenity in the desert at The Moon and The Mat, a tranquil and holistic wellness studio nestled in Twentynine Palms, California just steps away from Joshua Tree National Park. Explore Kathleen’s diverse offerings including yoga, reformer pilates, and sound healing. Embrace deeper spiritual connections through her astrology readings and reiki sessions. Private sessions or group classes are available. Connect with the community on Instagram @themoonandthemat.”

2. Delicious Gourmet Style Cookies: The Cookie Occasion

Address: 6208 S 196th Drive, Buckeye, Arizona 85326


“Need special treats for an event? Look no further. Indulge in delightful treats from The Cookie Occasion, a charming home-based cookie business in Buckeye, Arizona. Specializing in custom cookies for all occasions, their creations are as beautiful as they are delicious.”

3. The Perfect Blanket: Cozys

Address: 1482 W. Scott Ave. Suite 103, Gilbert, Arizona 85233


“Experience the warmth of home with Cozys Blankets, a local gem in Gilbert, Arizona. Their handcrafted jersey-knit blankets originated to help fund Mattisyn and her husband’s journey to become parents. They are made for comfort and quality, perfect for cozying up on any occasion. Discover the heartwarming tale behind their creations and explore their collections at”

4. One-Stop Shop for All Things: The Organic Bunny


“Tap into the goodness of natural beauty with The Organic Bunny, a trusted online destination for organic skincare and beauty products. As you explore Amanda’s carefully curated selection of clean, cruelty-free, non-toxic products, you'll encounter a healthier approach to self-care. Additionally, by supporting The Organic Bunny, you contribute to their mission of giving back to charitable causes like Bunny's Buddies, a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs from around the world.”

5. Your Modern Medicine Cabinet: Rowe Casa Organics


“Rowe Casa Organics, a family-owned business, is committed to providing natural solutions for everyday wellness. From skincare to household products, their handcrafted creations are made with only the highest quality ingredients. From the early days of making Elderberry Syrup in a kitchen, Rowe Casa now has a product line of close to 300 products sold worldwide.”

6. Best Spot for Plants: Dig It Gardens

Address: 3015 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016


“Discover Dig It Gardens, Phoenix’s go-to spot for diverse plants, unique pottery, and expert advice. Their knowledgeable team is dedicated to helping you care for your plants in Arizona’s unique climate. Dig It Gardens offers a wide variety of plants, including cacti, succulents, indoor plants, trees, and shrubs. Don’t forget to take advantage of their in-house landscape design services from Dig It Design and their unique workshops and events.”

7. Natural Alternative to Botox: Wildflower Plant Magic

Address: North Andover, Massachusetts 


“Wildflower Plant Magic is a must if you are looking for exceptional products using plant medicine. Every small batch is made with the highest quality, organic ingredients. From enchanting flowers to mystical herbs, Sonya’s curated collections bring the beauty and power of nature into your home. My favorite is the Better than Botox Collection!”

8. Cozy Caffeine Haven: Java Man 

Address: 157 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254


“If you are ever in Hermosa Beach, stop at Java Man for a coffee or treat! I lived right outside this cozy coffee haven for many years. Great drinks, great food, and great people! Their flavor-of-the-day was always my go-to. Iced of course.”

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