Hair Route was greatly missed when it just stopped publication. Nobody knows exactly why they stopped (at least I don't). And, except for Dectro, nearly everything in electrology is a cottage industry.
Problem with "family run" cottage enterprises is that when the principal decides to quit, the entire company goes under and is gone forever. The list of "tummy ups" is long and getting longer. Hair Route, Fischer, Hinkel, Sudonna, Gentronics (multiple needle), Kree (at one time the biggest) ... etc. It's a very long list indeed. (Companies all based on one individual.)
Although I don't agree with the Court that "corporations are people," corporations have the advantage of living into the future and providing continuity of their goods and services.