I'm pretty sure I know whats the answer, would like another opinion.
I am using generic time values in my business plan (M1, Y1). I want to know the proper way of displaying my sales forecast. Should my sales forecast "start date" be from the product launch date, or the operations launch date. In other words, if there are number of months prior to launch with 0 sales, obviously I do not want to hide this but M1, Y1 after product launch could paint a different picture. The third option is to display an average for the first year but again is not showing 0 acceptable? What is the appropriate way to display my forecast.