A business card is a physical object that a potential prospect leaves the encounter with. Your brand stays with them. If you meet a prospect and exchange email addresses and phone numbers you each walk away with another contact on your mobile phone -- it ends there. If you hand over a creative business card that makes a great impression that person is likely to show it to other people -- putting you and your brand in front of additional prospects.
Your business card template is designed with a professional layout. An experienced designer has taken this tiny 2 inch by 3.5 inch printable canvas and transformed it into a lead magnet. Every contact detail will be on it is own line, in some cases with icons next to them, or inside boxes. All the design elements will be setup on a grid. This allows someone looking at your business card to see the design as well-organized and find important information quickly. Below are some example of a business card grid.
Gone are the days when people carried their business cards with them so that they could give these small paper business cards to colleagues and business associates. The small paper business cards where often made of high quality paper that included business and contact information of the person. Nowadays people are opting to create virtual business cards that are online business cards that can be directly sent to associates directly online.
This is a great concept as virtual business cards are the high tech eco friendly option to paper business cards as using paper is not very eco friendly as trees are cut down to make paper. Moreover the business individuals do not need to carry a stack of paper business cards in their pockets or wallets anymore. Also one will never run out of these types of business cards.