Business cards may be small in size but, if designed properly, they can make a big marketing impact.

Marketing and branding can be tricky, especially for a small business. Business cards can be a cost-effective way to make your target audience aware of your brand.

That means it’s important to choose a design that is both eye-catching and memorable.

To help you decide on how your business card should look like, here are some of best designs you can use for inspiration.

Garage Culture

One way to make your business card stand out is to use non-traditional materials.

This Garage Culture card is fantastic, because it combines a cotton paper stock base with a simple yet stunning design.

Counter Creatives

Another way to make your business card stand out is to use unusual shapes.

You know Counter Creatives must get a lot of attention with this take-a-number ticket-shaped card.

Bon Vivant

What better way to market your brand than to hand out a card that can be used for your product?

Full marks to Bon Vivant, a Brazilian cheese shop, for designing a business card that would definitely get customers talking.

Bentply

Most business cards get discarded immediately, with the result that most small businesses get forgotten immediately.

Bentply has found a way around this by designing an ingenious business card that customers want to play with and keep.

Lego

Lego managers have the coolest business cards in the world! The employee’s name is printed on the front; their contact information on the back.

Well done to Lego for having the courage to create a business card that isn’t actually a card. Small businesses should also think differently in their marketing.