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You want your cookies cut? We don't buy a cutter at the store like everyone else. We tailor make a cutter for you, even beyond what you may have imagined possible, and we make the best darned cookies exlusively for you. Okay, we don`t really make cookies, but you know what we mean.

At eMotivate Marketing+Design, we meet you where you are, providing custom marketing and design services.

  • 01

    Custom Website

    Beautiful, professionally designed websites on custom CMS platform that allows small businesses like yours to manage your own content

  • 02

    Digital Marketing

    Marketing audits, recommendations and knowledge that will take you from where you are to where you want to be - maybe even further...

  • 03

    Email+Social Media
    Marketing Seminars

    Live seminars and webinars that make will positively affect the return on investment of your email marketing and social media efforts

  • 04


    We leverage an extended network of marketing, design and promotion professionals to satisfy all of your small business marketing needs


Stylish & Unique

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We are

Practical & Creative

eMotivate Marketing+Design is a full-service agency, providing small business clients with:

  • Custom Website Design
  • Tailor-Made Marketing Strategy
  • Seminars & Webinars
  • Email Marketing Training & Management
  • Social Media Consulting & Configuration
  • Graphic Design & Print Management


Meet Laurie Knechtel

Speaker, Designer, Strategic Marketing Advisor

Laurie has been helping small businesses establish and optimize their online presence for 15 years and recently celebrated 8 years as owner of eMotivate Marketing+Design, which provides custom website design, one-to-one marketing consultation, and practical, hands-on training on the topics of social media, email marketing, SEO and content marketing. Laurie strongly believes that marketing your business does NOT need to cost a fortune and finds solutions for every marketing challenge and budget. Laurie is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert and, for the past five consecutive years, has been awarded the All Star Award for excellence in email marketing performance.


Some of our


Each website we design is tailor-made to suit the client's business, bringing the brand to the forefront using the right design tools and techniques, and adhering to the latest standards.

Portfolio - Black Swan Brewing Co. website design & development

Black Swan Brewing Co.

Design & Development on Custom CMS

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Portfolio - Your Formula for Life custom website design & development

Your Formula for Life

Design & Development on Custom CMS

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Portfolio - Eat At Home with Voula custom website design & development

Rambri Management Inc.

Design & Development on Custom CMS

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Portfolio - Municipality of West Perth custom website design & development

Municipality of West Perth

Design & Development on Wordpress

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Portfolio - Barlow-Smisek Dentistry custom website design & development

Barlow-Smisek Dentistry

Design & Development on Wordpress

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Portfolio - The Green Hair Spa website design & development

The Green Hair Spa

Design & Development on Wordpress

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Portfolio - Camp Bimini custom website design & development

Camp Bimini

Design & Development on Wordpress

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Portfolio - Country Bulk Stratford custom website design & development

Country Bulk Stratford

Design & Development on Wordpress

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Portfolio - Motley Sport & Cycle custom website design & development

Motley Sport & Cycle

Design & Development on Wordpress

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I believe that effective marketing strategy should be accessible for businesses of all sizes, not just big corporations. The tools are there, but the gap lies in knowing which tools to use and how to use them. I help small business managers bridge that gap to help them save time, energy, money, and frustration.

Let me meet you where you are right now – whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for years. Together, we can map out a plan to get you where you want to be. Along with a network of super-talented pros, I can create the tools you need to start you down that path. But more importantly, I can empower you with the knowledge and understanding you need to make your tools work for you.

Introducing the
Discovery: Meet you to establish where you’re at
Brainstorm: Help you rethink what’s possible and possibly redefine “success”
Strategy: Map out a path for achieving your definition of success
Implementation: Provide services to help you get to your ultimate goal through design and training
The End Result: You achieve higher level of proficiency and efficiency in your business
The Bottom Line: You'll finally have the knowledge & tools to do business more efficiently and make more money

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Upcoming Events

Digital Marketing Seminars

Below you'll find a list of the events I'll be speaking at next. Be sure to sign up for my eTips newsletter to be the first to learn about new events in your area.



SEMINAR: Save Time on Email & Social
to Efficiently Grow Your Business

A Lunch & Learn Seminar in Norwich, Ontario

Are you seeking the right strategies, tools & tactics to make your business marketing efforts as easy as possible? All of the online marketing options make it easy to get overwhelmed. In this session, you'll learn simple tools that'll help you manage email & social media and give you a greater understanding of strategies you can use right away.

Click here for full details and to register.

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