At Part Time Business Partners, we become virtual partners in your business.

As business owners, we know the stresses that employees, cash flow, processes and customers can create. As veterans, we understand the importance of proper planning and how to implement those plans. We can help you prioritize the changes you want to see, create the plans needed and then work alongside you to see them through to completion, holding you accountable to yourself along the way.

See how we’ve helped other business owners just like you:

Ryan Pappas
Owner, Fleet Mobile Services

PTBP has opened my eyes to the realties of being a business owner. For years I have provided a service and then simply waited on payment. PTBP has unveiled to me how much more there is to successfully operating a healthy and prosperous business. I have personally been fascinated and impressed with how they are always there when you need them. PTBP is a great investment for any business owner. The help, guidance, and insight that you obtain from their services is immeasurably valuable.

Kerry Cofer
Territory Manager Payroll & HR

The team at Part-Time Business Partners go above and beyond for their clients. With their many years of experience, they are able to evaluate your current processes through a different lens and assist your business reach its full potential. What I respect most about John and Clay is their ability to be completely transparent when others won’t. Their experience, talents and system provide the insight all business owners need. I’ve enjoyed working with them over the many years. If you want to see the results you’ve only dreamed of for your business, give Part-Time Business Partners a call!

Kim Moore
Office Administrator

Clay and John helped me with a career change and I can honestly say I could have never managed it without their help. They were there every step of the way, not only to get the process completed, but to pick me up when I questioned myself and to give me direction when I thought I was lost. Thanks PTBP for helping me with this life changing move!

Jedd Davis
Cox Concrete

Clay has not only helped our business in incredible ways, he also pushes and encourages me to achieve my goals and improve myself weekly. He and his team have given us insight and direction, and we’re on our way to great things since we teamed up with Part Time Business Partners!

George Linden
Retired Executive

I worked with Clay and Charlotte Dennis at Southern Hearth and Patio. Clay and Charlotte successfully grew Southern Hearth and Patio through sound business practices, strong vendor and customer relationships, and the willingness to take calculated risks to expand their business. They both have a solid business acumen, coaching skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit. I highly recommend Part Time Business Partners for anyone looking to start a business or grow and existing business.

Tanis Lee
Tanslee

“Clay and his team went above and beyond for us. They put in tremendous effort to help us evaluate, progress, and leverage our efforts and weren’t afraid to use brutal honesty when necessary. They have a very beneficial system utilizing their talents to help give insight and assistance to any business type. I’ve enjoyed working with them and our time spent with them was very well spent.”

JWC
Attorney

“John Ballinger has the ability to inspire, lead others, and work as a team member. His diverse set of skills include: deep bench knowledge of his risk management, aviation and transportation logistics subject matter; strong analytical capabilities; and a keen perception and understanding of the personnel that he encounters in his work. John is hard-working, motivated and persistent.”

Bob Cuthbertson
ServPro

“John has combined his management, insurance, and leadership experience to create a win-win scenario for businesses and product/service providers. He and his team work to use the buying power of numerous businesses to obtain discounted prices on various products and services.”

Monte King
Entrepreneur

“I thoroughly enjoy my time working with John and came to know him as a truly valuable asset to absolutely any team. He is honest, dependable, and incredibly hard-working. Beyond that, he is an impressive critical thinker who is always solution driven. His knowledge of transportation and expertise in insurance is a huge advantage for any business seeking to increase profit margins. He put this skillset to work in order to take a motor carrier on the verge of shutting down to having underwriters knocking each other out to write the business in less than twenty-four months.”

Carter Parham
Parham Landscaping

“Clay and John were so helpful and nurturing in their assistance with my business merger. I appreciate their diligence and hands-on approach to guide us through the process of moving our business in a new direction. I can recommend their services with the highest degree of confidence that you will get the help you are looking for.”

Kevin Beirne
Bethel Bible Village

“Clay is a giving person and cares deeply about the future of kids, families and businesses in the Chattanooga area. I’ve enjoyed working with Clay on a few projects and he’s always willing to go the extra mile to make sure a job is done not just correctly, but exceptionally. I’m proud to call him a friend, colleague and partner.”

Becky Justice
Kentucky T-Shirt Company

“Part Time Business Partners helped us reduce the everyday chaos and put us back in control of our business.”

Clint Powell
Advertising / Podcaster

“I have known these guys for years. I have watched them build solid and profitable businesses and more importantly – build teams and leaders. If you are wanting to improve your business or as a leader you should definitely give them a call.”

Jill Christy
Real Estate

“Over the past few months, I’ve gleaned pragmatic approaches to my business and built incentives directly related to productivity. I’ve organized my goals and I’ve refined my vision with clarity and purpose. Without the collaborative work of PTBP, these things would’ve remained in a foggy cloud of mere intentions.”

Leanna Young
1st Bank

“Part Time Business Partners is a great resource for businesses to learn how to successfully improve processes that help them take their company to the next level. I have known one of the partners, Clay Dennis, for years and he has a proven, strong history of growing his business and taking it to the next level which makes him a great coach for other growing businesses.”

Tammy V. Smith
C&M Disposal

“They helped me realize how important valuing your employees as assets and how important your VISION is. I’ve learned a lot of valuable information and it is well worth the time and effort. Honorable, caring, successful men who really care about you and your success!”

Carson Gilbert
Insurance Adjuster

“The group that makes up ‘Part-Time Business Partners’ are a group of professionals that are ready and able to coach you and see to it that you obtain many of the goals that you have had difficulties reaching or that you have had to put on standby. If you want to see real growth in your business, give these men a call.”

Toby Manifold
The Dippin' Shop

“In a few short months, I have watched my business become more organized, structured and prepared to move forward.”

Casey Bryant
Mortgage Advisor, Benchmark Home Loans

“Clarity, direction and focus are what PTBP have given me in a consolidating and margin-tightening loan industry.”

Justin Cox
The Signature Group

“Clay and his team have helped me to see the potential my company currently holds and providing me the coaching necessary to obtain my goals. I can already see growth and it is EXCITING!”

Matt Hamilton
Outdoor-Inc.

“Being provided with business coaching from people that actually built businesses for themselves, did a good job and most importantly – made money – is a real blessing. The folks at Part Time Business Partners provide insights that only a business owner could and they have worked as hard at making my business successful as I suspect they did theirs. I’m grateful.”

Joseph Waller
Reify

“The first rule to become a successful entrepreneur is to surround yourself with successful people. You are learning from a diverse group of successful business owners.”

Jim Childers
United States Stove Company

“PTBP has helped us develop best business practices and processes necessary to take our retail operations to the next level of performance. They have a ‘boots on the ground approach’ and have given us very genuine personal service. They are not satisfied until they know their clients are showing success with what they have developed. Their diverse expertise has greatly helped with our broad range of needs.”

Will Wilkinson
Interactive ID

“We’ve been going to the Round Tables and it helps to know there are other owners who are looking to grow not only their company but themselves. It gives me a chance to share, collect ideas and think about a situation from a different perspective. Even though we’ve been in business for 15+ years, it’s never too late to tweak, change or alter the path for a better outcome. This is what Part Time Business Partners has done for us.”

Tyler Schievelhud
Lumberjacks Tree Service

“I have owned and operated a tree company in the Chattanooga area for over 7 years. Although we have been blessed with a good crew and a plentiful customer base, I was struggling with helping my business get to the next level. Clay and his team have helped me to build a strong foundation and guide my business in a better more profitable direction. As a small business owner, I often feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities that plague me from day to day and it is a relief to know these guys are here to help.”

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