Working as a project management consultant has many professional advantages. Such a pursuit also involves much personal risk. But for the many project professionals who have established themselves as project management consultants, they can think of no better way to practice their discipline. The article discusses how project managers can make the move to working as self-employed consultants. In doing so, it explains the risks involved in self-employment and the demands that consultants must balance to succeed as entrepreneurs and as--what one consultant in this article calls--business therapists. It also identifies the key factor to succeeding as a consultant and describes the ways that consultants can make important professional connections.