Program not running

I purchased the XIAO RP2040 for a project I am working on and finished writing and testing a MicroPython program using Thonny. The board runs perfectly while it is connected to my laptop however when I try to run it free standing using only a 5v power supply connected to VCC the program doesn’t run. I selected Raspberry PI Picco when it asked “Where to save to?” doesn’t that save the program on the board? What am I missing?