We have all seen people in movies exchanging business cards or just people that are working in executive positions do it, and that is why we think that normal, local business owners probably do not do the same. This is where you are wrong. The act of giving and generally exchanging business cards is still very common, and no, this is not an old tradition that is dying off. You will find people from all walks of life having a business card, be it an artist, a baker, a CEO, sales representative etc. If you do not have a business card already, you should ideally get one made, and if you are looking to take your business card up a notch, you can check out the templates at Metal Business Kards for a more unique business card.
Business cards are important for several different reasons, but the most obvious one being that they help to form connections. When you are exchanging your business card with several people, chances are that they might actually consult the same business card if they are in need of the services or goods that you offer. This allows you to draw in more business and talk to other people both in and out of your field, which helps you built contacts, diversify your business, and look into more potential opportunities.
Business cards can be forwarded around as well, so if you give your business card to person A and they come across person B that is looking for someone that offers your services, then person A can pass on your card to person B, and help you get a customer without even realizing it. Business cards are an old tradition, and they still happen to be a very important one, so if you do not have one already, get one made.