Consulting is one of the fastest growing occupational groups in business today. For many talented individuals around the world, starting a consulting practice offers great opportunity for income growth and job satisfaction. Yet, consulting does have its unique set of challenges including lack of professional respect from potential clients and a high business failure rate. This book, Building a Successful Consulting Practice, will be helpful to anyone starting down this exciting and challenging road. It presents 12 case studies that analyze the success of consulting organizations. This book focuses particularly on small consulting practices, and specifically on those consulting practices closely related to the field of human resource development. You will find value in this book no matter where you are in the process of starting or running a consulting practice. No matter how you plan to use this book, the impressive group of contributors represented in this collection of case studies will be invaluable as you work to achieve your own level of success in the consulting business.