First off, welcome to the community @colin.zyskowski! Second, this is absolutely the right place to post your question. If we are able to resolve it here then it will help anyone in the future who has the same issue.
So I just opened up Active HDL Lattice Edition and noticed a license error about the “Design Flow Manager”, but I was still able to compile and successfully simulate a very simple module. Does that sound like the error message you got? Post some screenshots if you can.
Also, were you able to synthesize your design with Lattice Diamond or did you also have problems with that? Another customer who used his TinyFPGA boards found that his license was locked to the first active ethernet port on the computer, and would only work when his ethernet cable was plugged in. He was using wifi on his laptop, so that was a bit of a problem. (EDIT: I believe that was for iCEcube2, and not Lattice Diamond)