Ankit Garg , Founder at Aakrit Creative Design
Great Companies: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Ankit Garg: Indeed, a good question. We got Idea as we are Nature Lovers and Dendrophile, the field of landscape is both magnanimous and creative. It offers a wide array of opportunities for individuals to express their creativity, vision, and artistic talent. Landscaping involves designing and creating outdoor spaces, including gardens, parks, public areas, and private properties, with the goal of enhancing their beauty, functionality, and environmental sustainability.
As the name suggests Aakrit Creative Design we are creative designers and doing landscape projects in terms of innovation and renovation.
AAKRIT word is the combination of two words [ANKIT+RITU=AAKRIT] ANKIT can be interpreted to mean ‘marked’, or ‘engraved’. It often signifies a person who leaves a positive impression, who is remembered or leaves a mark in the hearts of others, while the Word RITU is ‘season’ or ‘cycle’. In the context of nature, it refers to the various seasons that occur in a year, such as summer, monsoon [rainy season], autumn, winter and spring. Each season has its own distinct characteristics, weather patterns and impact on the environment.
Great Companies: What are the various services provided by Aakrit Creative Design?
Ankit Garg: Aakrit Creative Design was established in 2016 and was headed by Ankit Garg ‘ANGAD’ a Landscape Consultant with the main aim objectives to providing the sustainable and world class designs in terms of design and innovation.
We are the best leaders in the industry. We are working with so many Great Fraternities like prominent Architects, Stake holders, Authority bodies, Private Home Owners.
We are doing projects for
Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Retail, Mixed Use Development, Condominium, Plotted Development, Master Planning, Streetscape, Boulevard, Riverfront Development, Lake Rejuvenation, Integrated Township, and many more with providing services as
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING
Great Companies: What makes Aakrit Creative Design different from hundreds of other similar service providers?
Ankit Garg: Landscape design requires professionals to have knowledge in multiple disciplines, which sets it apart from specialised fields. Let us take an example a landscape designer needs to understand the principles of design, the nature and science of plants as well as ecosystems, soil and drainage considerations, and the practical aspects of construction.
Aakrit Creative Design is an interdisciplinary field that combines elements of art, architecture, horticulture, environmental science, and not last engineering. It involves the planning, design and maintenance of outdoor spaces, such as gardens, parks, public spaces and private properties, to create aesthetically pleasing and functional environments.
Unlike fields with the clear-cut rules and objective criteria, landscape design often involves subjective elements related to aesthetics and individual preferences. What might be considered beautiful and harmonious in on culture or context may differ in another.
Great Companies: What were the struggles and challenges you faced and how did you overcome them?
Ankit Garg: When no one is supportive of your business can be incredibly tough and emotionally draining. It’s a situation that many Entrepreneurs and Business Owners encounter, especially when they are trying to pursue their dreams or unconventional ideas. Not having anyone to share your vision and goals with or not having anyone who understands the challenges you are facing can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness.
When faced with constant scepticism or indifference; it’s easy to start doubting yourself and your business idea. Maintaining confidence and belief in you becomes a challenge. You may have to shoulder all the responsibilities and tasks related to your business alone, making it overwhelming and exhausting. The stress and pressure of running a business without support can make it challenging to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
So we always believe in the vision and keep pushing forward, even when faced with obstacles. Leverage social media and digital platforms to reach a wider audience and connect with potential customers and supporters. Be willing to listen to constructive criticism and use it to improve your business.
Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small they may seem.
Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years down the line look like for Aakrit Creative Design?
Ankit Garg: The slow and steady tortoise crossed the finished line before the fast but careless hare. The tortoise won the race because of his consistency and refusal to be discouraged by the hare’s initial lead.
It teaches us the importance of persistence, hard work and not underestimates others. Even when facing seemingly insurmountable challenges or when nobody else believes in you, taking small steps and staying committed to your goals can eventually lead to success.
Aakrit Creative Design and their team always soar high to the nature and always believe to their hard work and dedication and give fruitful results to the Clients without any hurdles. We always keep moving forward, no matter the pace and don’t let setbacks or overconfidence deter them for reaching their objectives. It is a timeless lesson applicable to various aspects of life, including personal growth, education, career and entrepreneurship.
Yet we always dream to score the World’s TOP 5 Landscape Architects for the upcoming year and our design is for everyone and everywhere.
Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Ankit Garg: Create a detailed business plan outlining your business goals, strategies, financial projections, and marketing plans. A well-thought out plan will serve as a roadmap for your business and help you stay focussed on your objectives. Always decide on the appropriate legal structure for your business, such as sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC or corporation. Each structure has different implications for taxes, and management so choose one that suits your needs.
Surround yourself with skilled and motivated individuals who share your vision and can contribute to the success of the business. A strong team can make a significant difference in the growth of your venture. Keep a close eye on your finances and maintain proper accounting records. Monitor cash flow, control expenses and ensure you have a sustainable financial plan.
Remember starting a business is a journey that requires dedication and patience, while there are no guarantees of success.