, Newburyport, MA


March 9, 2013

For some, business start-up life begins at 50


McEwen worked 65-hour weeks, and didn’t earn a paycheck for two years. But now, finances have become stable, and the business has continued to expand.

“Within the next couple of years, we expect our business to be grossing a million dollars or more,” McEwen said.

Recently, a friend reached out to McEwen and said there was an open position at a regional bank.

“I had to think about that for a second,” McEwen said. “I felt like no, I don’t want to do that. I am committed to this. This is my lifestyle. This is where I want to be.”

Virginia Bridges writes for the Raleigh (N.C.) News and Obsedrver. Contact her at

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