Clay Dennis
Navy veteran coaching chattanooga

Unlike many business coaches today, I’ve actually been in your shoes. 

I’m Clay Dennis. I’m a former business owner, certified business coach, and I’ve have been helping other business owners work through their biggest pain points for more than a decade. 

I specialize in helping companies implement change in a way that encourages and engages people. I have facilitated highly successful financial and cultural turnarounds across a variety of industries and I’m a proven leader in refocusing teams toward common goals and restructuring company positions to best take advantage of individual strengths and weaknesses.

Prior to starting Part Time Business Partners, I served as President and CEO of Southern Hearth and Patio Inc. for 17 years. During that time I was repeatedly recognized nationally among multiple industries and named “Small Business of the Year” by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce in 2010. I sold my company to a national propane company in 2017.

I am a United States Navy veteran and served during Operation Desert Storm and earned multiple recognitions for my service.

Since moving to Chattanooga in 1999, I’ve also served my community for nearly 20 years, including service to The Rotary Club, Scouting (known as “ScoutMaster Clay”), The Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Program at UTC and as a volunteer guide at The National Medal of Honor Museum & Heritage Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

A Little More About Us

Our Mission:

Every company needs a mission statement. A simple, memorable statement that guides and reminds everyone in the company, everyday, as to what they do and why. Every single word matters.

After months of contemplation, we found ours to be quite simple: 

Our mission is to use our years of experience in business to mentor and help other business owners achieve success.”

Our Core Values:


Be truthful in every interaction we have.


Always be looking for a better way to do things.


Do the right thing, always.


Strive to be better every single day.

Our Experience:

21 Years
23 Years
27 Years
23 Years

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