Networking with other small businesses, attending breakfast meetings, exhibitions and seminars – they’re all essential activities for any business these days. But when you’re constantly meeting new people – or even familiar faces – over a business table, how do you get the conversation flowing? There’s always the weather of course, but if you’re trying to present yourself as an interesting, thoughtful, informed and intelligent person (aren’t we all?) you could swot up beforehand. The BBC’s 10 things we didn’t know last week feed is a great source of random information that can’t fail to stimulate conversation. Here’s an example from 25 July.