bZirk & Co. is a small digital management firm dedicated to helping small businesses establish and maintain a presence on the web as well as helping to navigate opportunities for business growth. For more detail on what we provide, please see the Services page.
My name is Lisa Zirkle. I run the firm which consists mostly of myself and others I have known for 10-30 years who have extensive experience in web production, design, security, and content management.
I have over 30 years experience in tech beginning with a stint at IBM from the early 80s until the early 90s. When I left IBM in 1993, I started a home health agency, and among other hats I wore as a business owner, I managed the IT. This was particularly daunting as electronic charting was still not in wide use and neither were hand-held devices. We had both, and we also had great employees. The company was successful and in great part because we took care of the people and learned to keep up with innovation and regulation.
But I wanted to be with my family much more than I was, and my husband, who was in middle management for a large corporation, also wanted a changed. Five years after it started, I sold the company and we moved from Texas to Colorado where my husband began pastoring a church. Our three small children and later a fourth child grew up on the Western Slope where my husband and I still live outside of Steamboat Springs. And he is still pastor of the same church. It’s been a wonderful experience. I wouldn’t take anything for it. God is good.
But once you’re a techie, you’re always a techie, and I believe God made me that way and understands why I love it. It was impossible to stop honing my skills, so I continued to work on various projects on the web and learn new programs. Then in 2008 I began to dabble with WordPress and was so fascinated by open source software, I quickly dove into all I could find. Soon I started putting together and taking apart sites. Several programs that run the web were very familiar, so I was off and running. I began writing and publishing as well, and realized the ease and potential breadth of power in having a place in cyber world. I have helped others realize the same, and that’s how this place was born in 2014.
If you have read this far, here’s a little treat. If you missed it above, please see the Services page for more detail on what we provide. And certainly feel free to contact us if you have a question.
Thank you for reading, and I hope we can be of service to your business.