Clay Dennis
Navy veteran coaching chattanooga

Unlike most business coaches today, I’ve actually owned and sold businesses. I’ve actually been in your shoes! 

I specialize in helping business owners implement change in a way that encourages and engages their people.

Over the years, I’ve helped facilitate highly successful financial and cultural turnarounds across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution and retail, medical providers, in-home care providers,  landscape design companies, roofing contractors, concrete contractors and even automotive services, both in-garage and fleet maintenance.

Prior to starting Part Time Business Partners, I served as President and CEO of Southern Hearth and Patio Inc. for 17 years, where my team was repeatedly recognized nationally among multiple industries and even 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’m a proud United States Navy veteran and served during Operation Desert Storm, earning multiple recognitions and commendations for my service.

My commitment to serving others continues, having served my community for more than 20 years, including service to The Rotary Club of Chattanooga, The Boy Scouts of America (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.

What's at our core?

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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It costs nothing to sit and chat. Let's meet and see what we're capable of achieving as a team.

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