About Part Time Business Partners

Clay Dennis Business Coaching Chattanooga

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My name is Clay, its nice to meet you.

Like you, I’ve been a business owner. Now I coach and mentor others to develop their businesses into what they had always dreamed they could be.

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 regionally and nationally, among multiple industries, and my team earned “Small Business of the Year” by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce in 2010.

I sold my company to a national chain in 2017.

Experience Matters

Business Development and Leadership
27 Years
Business Ownership
21 Years
Process Management
23 Years
Coaching and Mentoring Others
23 Years

Here's What Drives Us

Every company needs a mission statement. A 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 experience in business to help others find financial freedom, do work that matters, inspire and care for those they employ and create a healthy balance between work and life.”

Our Core Values


Always tell the truth in every interaction we have.


Always be looking for a better way to do things.


Always do the right thing, no matter what.


Strive to be better every single day

Ready to take that first step?

There's no long-term contract and our first session is free!

READY TO START?Drop Me a Line!