First Union Corp. sees so much potential in expanding its small-business clientele that by next month it will have finished retooling nearly 300 branches to focus more on those customers.

Detroit-based Comerica Inc. has recently opened six new Small Business Administration loan offices throughout the United States and looks to open more to increase SBA loan generation. It also will add eight new branches with a small-business emphasis in the next two years, as well as a small-business call center to improve service.

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