“APA Consulting has helped me immeasurably, from designing and creating my window displays, to promoting and staffing events at our store, to re-merchandising to help re-invigorate sales. I always see results!”

-Kyle Olewnik, owner Style Child Boutique

Dear Allison,

It has been such a pleasure working with you and I just wanted to take a minute and let you to know how much I have appreciated our sessions so far. I feel like I am really getting my photography business off to a fabulous start with a solid foundation and there is now way that I could have done this on my own. Your expertise has helped me learn how to interact with and manage my clients in an efficient and personalized way. Not only am I feeling more confident about my existing client base, but you have given me so many great strategies for branching out and bringing in new business. I am consistently impressed with all of your ideas for marketing, organizing, and just running a successful business. So many of your ideas are things that I never would have come up with myself – I am so grateful for all of your knowledge and experience.

I wanted you to know that the hour we spent together before I attended the photography convention was invaluable. I got so much more from the convention than I would have otherwise. It really helped to have a framework and mindset in place so that I could focus on bringing home the information most relevant to my business. Thanks for helping me strategize effectively!

I also really appreciate your focus on running a profitable business and educating me in how to do that. I am always amazed at how much we can accomplish in just an hour together and I love leaving with hands-on tools and strategies that I can use right away. Your timelines and calendars have been priceless and it feels great to have a daily/weekly/monthly system in place. I now feel like I am so much more organized and have a much better grasp on where my business is headed.

I feel very blessed that our paths crossed at the perfect time! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


Merrilee ~ Photography by Merrilee

“I had the pleasure of collaborating with Allison and APA Consulting on one of the Athenaeum’s “A List” events. She was enthusiastic, highly professional, and had a fantastic list of contacts who helped make the event a success. I felt confident in her expertise throughout the planning process, and she did not disappoint.”

-Kristina Meek, Athenaeum La Jolla

“Allison is very personable in her approach and provides detailed consultation on the project. I find her very knowledgeable, reliable and consistent. Allison was helping me with the marketing for the grand opening of Kapreeza European Lingerie & Swimwear Specialty Shop. I enjoy working with Allison. She is very professional and always answers business e-mails and calls in a prompt manner. Allison works with enthusiasm and it shows!/p>

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity”

Renata Carlseen, Owner Kapreeza

“I’ve worked with Allison Andrews & APA Consulting at “Palm Springs Fashion Night” and I can’t praise her enough. She was a joy to associate with. Her knowledge on business, as well as fashion is remarkable, she is cordial and respectful and treats everyone with respect. She stood by my side through a tough negotiation and loyalty like that is rare in business today. I would recommend Allison to anyone who requires a serious business consultant and colleague.”

-Christian Anderson, Graphic Designer and Writer

“I contacted Allison and APA Consulting to set up a meeting just to ask questions, what I got was so much more. When I met Allison she wanted to know everything about me, my goals, aspirations, interests. She listened to all of my questions and provided me with the most genuine advice I could ever ask for. Allison is not only a total pro, but very accomplished and successful business woman. She has managed to create a healthy work/life balance and still love what she does everyday. It’s not often that you meet people who are inspiring and Allison is that person.”

Jillian Kunofsky, Student, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

“Hi Allison, thank you so much for your participation in the City’s recent “Expert Insights” business development event. Your expert advice in the areas of retail marketing and sales was appreciated by all and right on target for today’s economy! We appreciated your encouraging words and bright outlook toward the future. We look forward to working with you & APA Consulting again soon!”

Lynette Jones, Small Business Services City of Chula Vista

“I have had the pleasure and honor of working with Allison and can’t say enough good things about her. Besides being very professional and hard working, she always has a great attitude! I worked with her on San Diego’s Fashion Week fashion show and it was one of the best experiences I have had in the industry. The event was well planned and everyone felt taken care of. Her openness to new ideas combined with her creativity make her a great choice for any one looking for an outstanding creative entrepreneurial mind!”

Elle Leary Artistry-Makeup Artist

“Working with Allison & APA Consulting was a delightful experience. Her quality of service more than exceeded my expectations and she was the utmost professional from the beginning to the end of the project. Allison is an excellent communicator and very dependable. She exhibited extraordinary creativity and a strong knowledge of merchandising & business. Our gallery looks fabulous thanks to her. Allison was a complete joy to work with and I would highly recommend to anyone.”

Tomi Mueller owner Shorelines Gallery

“Allison and I are collaborating in the production and launch of a new fashion company. Allison is one of the most professional, responsive and resourceful people I have had the privilege to work with.She is an absolute joy to know and associate with!”

Debby Adams, founder and owner of Blisswear