Welcome to the Business and Finance division home page. Business and Finance, as stewards of St. Norbert College, will optimize human, financial and physical resources to provide exemplary service in support of the college’s mission in an environment that enables superior education in the Norbertine tradition. Food is one of the biggest expenses for any family, and cooking from scratch is a big money-saver. But cooking from scratch also requires a lot more time and effort. A person who may be working multiple jobs can find it difficult to muster up the energy to do a bunch of cooking.
Schultz was hired to manage retail sales and marketing for a small coffee distributor who had a few retail outlets in Seattle. He was twenty-nine and just married. He and his wife left their home in New York City to accept this new job. About a year later, Schultz visited Italy on a buying trip. As he wandered around Milan, he noticed how important coffee was to the Italian culture. Typically, the workday starts with a cup of rich coffee at a coffee bar. After work, friends and colleagues once again meet at the coffee bar for a leisurely stop before heading home. It is a center of Italian social life. Schultz visualized this transferred to America. It had never been done, but he felt it could work because of the high quality of Starbucks coffee.