With Internet speeds becoming faster, anyone with a laptop can create a business and sell a service or product. The number of home-based jobs has been on the rise in the last decade because companies have found that to be cheaper and more profitable than having a physical location for all workers.
Events like Black Friday have become less meaningful because the Internet has made shopping easy. From your phone or laptop, you can get anything you want. Many sites like Amazon offer free shipping; so stores seem like they could become a thing of the past.